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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, electric vehicles, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • June 16, 2016,   by Tom Kenning

    Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has published proposed revisions to its feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for solar energy projects of between 1-100MW capacity.

    June 15, 2016,   by Şahin Ardiyok and Tolga Turan

    The legislation includes a differentiated feed-in tariff scheme for different types that eventually provide the investors with predictable returns on their investment. The guaranteed prices are...

    June 15, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Who Knew There Was Solar in Britain? Whatever Happened to the Law of Comparative Advantage? Damian Carrington reported in The Guardian this week (UK solar eclipses coal power over month for first...[more]

    June 14, 2016,   by David Suzuki

    One tool Germany used to achieve its rapid progress was a feed-in tariff, which guarantees renewable energy producers—individuals, businesses, community organizations, and power companies—access to...

  • June 20, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    The proofreader dropped the marked up manuscript in my lap the Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend—all 550 pages of Wind Energy for the Rest of Us. [more]

    May 9, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    The good news is that with a smaller font size and tighter leading (the space between lines) than in my previous books, Holm has been able to substantially reduce the number of printed pages from...[more]

    May 3, 2016,  

    It’s no small sign of wind energy’s success that you can’t keep up with the steady stream of books in English--even when you’re into books on wind energy. It’s even more problematic is you spread...[more]

  • June 27, 2016,   by Craig Morris

    A study conducted by the Institute for Distributed Energy Technologies (IdE) on behalf of Stadtwerke Union Nordhessen (SUN) took a look at the issue. It found that the local financial benefits were...

    June 24, 2016,   by Craig Morris

    The Energiewende is a federal energy policy that started off as a grassroots movement. Just a few years ago, investments in the sector clearly revealed those origins. But amendments implemented in...

    June 13, 2016,   by Tara Connolly

    The benefits are manifold. Democratising the energy system leads to renewable energy projects that are closer to the needs of the local communities, not those that are imposed upon them.

  • May 16, 2016,   by Ugo Bardi

    I think that we'll stay with silicon for a long, long time. Surely we will improve the technology, but don't expect miracles. That silicon works so well is already a miracle!

    May 6, 2016,   by Matthew Lockwood

    But the solar PV story shows that when tipping points are reached, things can change very quickly. It is not inconceivable that what happened with solar PV will also happen with electric vehicle

    March 26, 2016,   by Herman K. Trabish

    Sometimes one stat is all it takes: 46 of the 50 states had solar policy debates going on in 2015. That makes solar literally the talk of the nation.

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